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IBC, the UK’s fastest growing Buying Group for Independent Builders Merchants has announced the launch of their new Garden Division – working with Garden and Lifestyle centres to assist and add value to their procurement process.

Commercial Director Paul Read said “It’s an obvious step for us in truth, a number of our existing Supply Partners cut across both General Merchant Supply and Garden Centres and our model lends itself perfectly for the many Independent Garden & Lifestyle centres across the UK.”

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Harrogate Christmas & Gift 2016

With over seven months until the doors open to Harrogate Christmas & Gift 2016, the show is proving its reputation as the pivotal trade event of the year with two halls of the Harrogate International Centre already sold out and five further Halls fast following suit.

For anyone in the Christmas business, this show has always been an important date for the diary. However, in the last four years the show has grown beyond expectations and attracts not only companies from the UK, but numerous international exhibitors too. Significantly, whilst the festive season remains the focus… Full story

A warm welcome at Glee

Garden retailers, landscapers and builders merchants looking to build their business will be flocking to i2i Events’ UK-leading garden retail event, Glee (14th – 16th September, NEC Birmingham), where the latest innovations from hundreds of garden industry suppliers will be on show in one convenient location.
With just two months to go until the doors open on the 2015 show we catch up with i2i’s Matthew Mein, event manager at Glee, to find out more about what is in store.

The future looks bright at Glee
Matthew said: “In many ways 2014 could be considered the perfect… Full story

Outdoor Trade Show 2015

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this year’s Outdoor Trade Show (OTS 2015) on Tuesday 15th September 2015, at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.

Not only do retailers have the unique opportunity of viewing clothing, footwear and accessory products inside the two exhibition halls, but over 500 tents from the industry’s leading brands will be pitched on the grass outdoors at the same time to attract a wider variety of retail visitors.

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Dragonfli Roots Boost

Peter Beales Roses and Whartons Nurseries are teaming up with Dragonfli to offer the ultimate planting aid for roses.

Whartons Nurseries will market the new Peter Beales recommended Roots Boost exclusively to garden centres alongside their famous roses.

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Travel Bowls from Beco

When your customers are off on their holidays, we know that looking after their dog lovingly during the trip is a high priority. Now’s the time to stock Beco Pets’ unique Travel Bowl, produced by Britain’s biggest manufacturer of eco-friendly pet products and accessories.

The bowls, made from silicone, come in three bright colours, green, pink and blue, and collapse completely flat – perfect for fitting in to a holiday suitcase. Whether they’re shopping for a Dachshund, Terrier or Corgi (small sized bowl), or for a Labrador, German Shepherd or Husky (large bowls), this item is… Full story

Caterliesure Group Coffee Shop

Caterleisure Group will create a successful catering solution for your garden centre, driving footfall which will result in increased sales throughout your business.

Our unique approach to client partnerships through open and honest communication will ensure the best possible agreement for you.

  • Offering financial investment
  • Giving you security of minimal set up costs
  • Ensuring all legislation is met
  • Guaranteed income into your business

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Hutton Garden Products

Over recent years there has been a transition in Britain. People have become more interested in keeping it British, resulting in a home-made culture of production and consumerism based on British products. We can all agree that making the decision to buy British made products is something that provides great benefit to the nation.

This can create not only improvements in the quality of the product but aids growth to the UK economy. Choosing to utilise British manufacturing instead of looking overseas ensures that transportation is kept to a minimum and therefore can be of major… Full story

Gardman Jonathan Halford

The countdown to the UK’s largest outdoor trade show has officially begun, marked by the opening of online visitor registration for the 10th anniversary of the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS).

Taking place from Tuesday 15th September to Thursday 17th September 2015 at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, OTS 2015 offers a fantastic opportunity for retailers to see a wide variety of outdoor brands presenting clothing, footwear and accessory products in the exhibition halls, at the same time as allowing camping and caravanning retailers to browse through the hundreds of tents and caravan… Full story

Garden Furniture

The grand unveiling of Transcon’s full 2016 garden furniture showroom was on Monday 20th July 2016; they held a 4 day trade event (open to general trade) and then booked bespoke appointments, offering exclusive visits from Friday 24th July onwards. Additionally there will was a Clearance Event on Tuesday 21st July.

The highlight was the latest innovative brand in their 2016 outdoor furniture collection, CoSi:

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